What is it that makes you a good person? Is it that God told you to and you fear the fires of hell? Is it something you even understand about yourself?
My reason for trying daily to be a good person, the best I can be, is that I want to live in a better world. If I am ever to realize this desire come true then I have to actively make this a better world by contributing the good that can be found in this here world of ours.
That is pretty vague, have you considered a career in politics? No word on whether or not you believe yourself to be a good person let alone reasons explaining why you choose to be whatever it is you believe yourself to be.
I am a Good Person because I tell off so called Greenies who only pretend to be Greenies.. by telling them NOT To Use Plastic Bags to pick up their Dog Crap with Real Greenies NEVER Use Plastic for such a job!!
Good answer, simple and very easy to understand I feel I can relate to your reasons, I always regret those times when I react with anger to situations, I know I am better then that and it feels downright crummy to fall that short of my real potential.
I agree so far as to say that a person can only really say that they try to be a good person, that they believe themselves to be good people, but to state it as a solid fact, I agree one cannot do that. Then again I don't thing that popular opinion of someone as being good necessarily makes them a good person either. Popular opinion tends to be as changeable as the wind
For me I believe a person can be a good person in spite of those bad days. Everyone can fall short of their potential for goodness for a number of reasons. I guess it partly comes down to what you do when you realize you you could have done better, or caused harm? Do you try to apologize, to 'fix' what you did that could have been harmful? If so then I would still call you a good person
Subjective judgement by others is not the same as popular opinion. You are confusing dress sense with fashion.
When I am bad - is nothing to do with what I do afterward, this is an idea from religion that should be discarded like a crappy doggie bag, plastic or otherwise. At the moment of being bad I am being what I am and it is only by understanding my bad and then not repeating that behaviour that then makes me good. Your idea conjures priests abusing some child then through abject remorse receiving absolutionwhichis good until next sunday morning when he does it again, and again, and again.
I think I get where you are coming from. I would be interested to compare your answer with others answers. Perhaps folks will have a nice discussion here about the nature of forgiveness and redemption in relation to the effort of being a good person, or improving oneself
Trying to help others sounds good I do wonder if, had you been born into an atheist community or other religious community, without the stories of Jesus do you honestly think you would have no ability to know what is good and what isn't? Or do you have some ingrained quality that would drive you to want to be good, say a sense of empathy? People who find it distressing to see others in distress are most likely to do something to relieve the distress of others.
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